Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Gift to Give

I am pretty excited about this Christmas present. I am not making nearly as many handmade gifts this year as I did last year. (Though, I am buying many handmade gifts from other fabulously talented people.) But, the guys in the family are always hard to buy for aren't they? Especially little ones. And my nephew Jack has always been tricky to buy for because he's had a human growth hormone deficiency that took a long time to be diagnosed. (I'm not sure if I have mentioned before, but my sister is a killer mom. Seriously, no one fights harder for her kids. She's awesome.)

Anyway, he's doing really well right now. He gets shots almost every day, and he's growing like a weed. He gets therapy and he's making incredible leaps and bounds developmentally. We're all so proud of him! So, when I asked my sister if this idea that I found at Ruffles and stuff would work for any of the boys, and she told me it would be perfect for Jack, I was totally stoked. (Yeah, I'm a nerd like that.)

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Basically, it's a cross between a flannel board and a Mr. Potato Head. All of the face pieces can be stored in a pocket on the back. I made the front of mine with fleece and the back with some black woven cotton. She has a great tutorial on her site if you want to make one.

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I used some of her templates and some of my own. And I also made some of them reversible to add to the choices but not the number of pieces. Smart, no? I hope he really enjoys it. I know my kids were dying to play with it. I already promised to make them one after the holidays.

6 comments:

Dee said...

Hi Susan! What a gorgeous idea!
thank you so much for leaving a comment and introducing yourself.

Happy almost-Christmas!

Dee

Pam said...

This is awesome!!

Kristine said...

This is so clever! Cute factor is huge. :D

sandyb said...

This so very cute!!! Thank you for sharing.

Lisa @ Henderson Rubin Creative Design Studio said...

That is a great idea and how fun!

Marilyn said...

This is so unique and beyond cute!! I love it!! Would love for you to please share it via my Pin'Inspirational Thursday linky party please...LOVE LOVE :)) http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/12/pininspirational-thursday-11-linky.html?m=1 *Thanks so much :)) Wishing you a happy Thursday..~Marilyn*